Podcasts

235: The Real Martin Luther King: Reflecting on MLK 50 Years After His Death

Had he lived, Martin Luther King, Jr. would have celebrated his 91st birthday this week. King is regarded as an ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: André Le Nôtre

Holly and Tracy discuss the great master gardener's work, delve into the moral implications of opulence, and weigh those against ...
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The killing of Osama Bin Laden

The US tracked down the al Qaeda leader to a city in northern Pakistan in May 2011. Special operations troops ...
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The story of George Stinney Jr

How a 14-year-old boy became the youngest person to be executed in the USA during the 20th century. George Stinney ...
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The Siege of Paris 1870-71

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war and the social unrest that followed, as ...
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André Le Nôtre, Part 2

In part one, we talked about Le Nôtre's early years and his work at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Today, we'll pick up with ...
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The woman who negotiated peace with a rebel group

In January 2014 after decades of violent struggle, a peace deal was agreed in the Philippines between a Muslim separatist ...
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273 Vast Early America series: Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue as part of the great European quest to find new routes and ...
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Storming the Stasi HQ

Just weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall East Germans found themselves able to walk into the communist secret ...
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André Le Nôtre, Part 1

Le Nôtre's work defined the French formal garden in the 17th century. Today in part one, we’re going to cover ...
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